Official Asks U.S. Chief Justice to Block 4th Circuit Ruling on VA Marriage Amendment

On August 13th the 4th Circuit denied a request to stay its ruling that found Virginia’s Marriage Amendment unconstitutional.  Yesterday lawyers from Alliance Defending Freedom, who are representing a county clerk in Virginia, filed an emergency stay application at the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to prevent that ruling from going into effect. U.S. Chief Justice…

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Homeland Security Allows German Homeschoolers to Stay

Less than 48 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their case, sentencing them to almost certain deportation, the Romeike family has received a reprieve. The Home School Legal Defense Association confirmed today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted the German homeschooling family “indefinite deferred status,” allowing them to remain in the…

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Forum aims to educate about religion, homosexuality

HICKORY, N.C. — An internationally-known furniture designer from North Carolina, two ministers and a network news anchor talked faith with Hickory’s gay community, but not everyone in the audience was ready to agree with what the pastors on stage were saying. The free forum at Lenoir-Rhyne University Saturday called “Politics, Religion, and LGBT Equality” was…

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Liberal Prof.: Obama Has Brought Us to ‘Constitutional Tipping Point’

During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, liberal constitutional professor Jonathan Turley said that the growth of executive power is “accelerating” and that the growth of such power has brought us to a “constitutional tipping point”. “I believe we are now at a constitutional tipping point in our system,” Turley, who teaches law at…

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